Workshop: Service Learning: Research, Learning & Community Change    

Course ID - CTD0406-7 (old CTD0495)   

Short Title: Service Learning: L

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:     Faculty, Staff & Administrators
Length of Workshop:      3 hours
Prerequisite   none

Participants will explore what the research indicates about how students learn and how service-learning is a powerful pedagogy to tap into these teaching/learning opportunities.  Participants will learn about the essential elements of “high quality service-learning” and how they can incorporate these into their teaching.  Best practices in student assessment and service-learning will be presented, and a course design utilizing service-learning and student assessment will be developed.  Information on service-learning in the context of civic engagement will be presented.  Participants will also delve into community perspectives on service-learning and ways in which MDC faculty can create sustained change in their students and communities through quality service-learning.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explained how students learn and ways in which service-learning can address these models
  • Explain the  importance of service-learning as a means to promote civic engagement
  • Utilize a method of assessment as it relates to service-learning and the course objectives
  • Identify at least three core elements required for high quality service-learning
  • Explain community perspective of service-learning and higher education
  • Identify the value of service-learning as a teaching/learning pedagogy supported by research



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0406-7
Course Title: Service Learning: L
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.